Minister’s Message: Remembering the greatest gift of all on Christmas

Christmas is about the gifts. But not the kind that can be purchased with a credit card.

  • Dec 19, 2019

Kachemak Cuisine: New Orleans barbecue shrimp makes a great holiday dish

Huge, juicy shrimp dripping with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices

Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: Reminiscing about Christmas Past

This article was co-authored by daughter Susan Jordan. Christmas 1979 Anchorage This story is a repeat but well worth the laughter. Christmas 1979 was looking… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019
Ann Berg
Big Jim (left) and Little Jim show off some of the furs from a recent winter’s trapping season, circa late 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Mona Painter)

The two Jims, part two: Coming home and battling a bully

In their early days in the Cooper Landing area, the Jims needed a place to live.

  • Dec 14, 2019
Big Jim (left) and Little Jim show off some of the furs from a recent winter’s trapping season, circa late 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Mona Painter)
Ann Berg

Homesteading in Nikiski without power

In our younger days I cooked every meal on the woodstove, as we lived here for 5 years without power

  • Dec 10, 2019
Ann Berg

The gear hound evolves

Maybe it started when I was a little kid, and the Sears catalogue would show up in the mail.

  • Dec 7, 2019

Minister’s Message: How Christmas got its festive trees and twinkling lights

There is a tradition of lights and trees going back to before my ancestors converted to Christianity

  • Dec 5, 2019
Ann Berg

How Pioneer Potluck got started

Recipes for tomato salsa, crockpot moose roast and curried seafood salad

  • Dec 3, 2019
Ann Berg

Unhinged Alaska: Politics as a sidedish … not a good idea

I should have let sleeping idiots lie. Did I? Nope.

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Minister’s Message: Basking in an intentional moment of thankfulness

I am long past feeling the need to get “my fair share” of fabulous bargains.

  • Nov 28, 2019
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Kachemak Cuisine: The experts agree: Don’t mess with Thanksgiving traditions

Thanksgiving and Christmas are not the times when you should exercise your kitchen skills.

Ann Berg

Pioneer Potluck: So many memories arise around the holidays

I had to make new Thanksgiving traditions here in Alaska.

  • Nov 26, 2019
Ann Berg
<strong>• By Virginia Walters, For the Peninsula Clarion</strong>
                                Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Holidays, time to eat

It’s that time of year to pull out the old recipe box and find something that brings back memories.

  • Nov 23, 2019
<strong>• By Virginia Walters, For the Peninsula Clarion</strong>
                                Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

New Pratt book gives personal history of Homer

Using narratives and family photographs, the book covers the 60 years of Homer’s growth.

Remembering old-fashioned Thanksgiving on the farm

The McClure old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinners of the past created wonderful memories for me.

  • Nov 19, 2019
Roasted butternut squash tossed green salad offers a new take on traditional Thanksgiving meal flavors, as seen here ion Nov. 12, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Spice up Thanksgiving with butternut squash salad

From year to year, the guests at our table may have changed, but the food served hasn’t much at all.

Roasted butternut squash tossed green salad offers a new take on traditional Thanksgiving meal flavors, as seen here ion Nov. 12, 2019, in Teri Robl’s kitchen in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

History Lessons: Coming in for the Landing: An Origin Story

Jim’s Landing honors two close friends: James (“Big Jim”) O’Brien and James (“Little Jim”) Dunmire.

  • Nov 16, 2019
The envelope to a letter to a soldier in France during World War I is seen here. The letter was discovered among family archives. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)

Pioneer Potluck: Sharing memories in honor of Veterans Day

“Thank you to all the veterans, past and present, good Luck and Long Life.”

  • Nov 12, 2019
The envelope to a letter to a soldier in France during World War I is seen here. The letter was discovered among family archives. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)
<strong>• By Will Morrow, For the Peninsula Clarion</strong>

An emptiness outside

I know there are a lot of peninsula residents missing trees right now, after the Swan Lake fire.

  • Nov 9, 2019
<strong>• By Will Morrow, For the Peninsula Clarion</strong>

Minister’s Message: Do you remember?

What if “remembering” was an actual call and response to engagement?

  • Nov 7, 2019